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Google employees accuse tech giant of creating a spying tool that tracks calendar events ‘to stop workers rebelling’

Zero Hedge [1]
October 25, 2019

Google employees claim the company is developing a tool to spy on its workers.

They say it is creating a browser add-on to monitor workers’ activities for discussions of labour rights or attempts to organise protests.

The internal extension is reportedly under development and will be installed on the in-office version of Google Chrome used by the company’s employees.

Concerns were raised in a memo by a Google employee and reviewed by Bloomberg [2]News and three other Google employees who wish to remain anonymous.

IT monitors would be notified by the tool whenever staffers created a calendar event with more than 10 rooms or 100 attendees involved, reported the memo.

The memo stated: ‘This is an attempt of leadership to immediately learn about any workers organization attempts.’

A spokesman for Alphabet Inc.’s Google told Mail Online: ‘These claims about the operation and purpose of this extension are categorically false.

‘This is a pop-up reminder that asks people to be mindful before auto-adding a meeting to the calendars of large numbers of employees.’  [2]

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